Author Topic: LF Airmodel 1/72 C-117/"Super DC-3" Vacform  (Read 1561 times)

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LF Airmodel 1/72 C-117/"Super DC-3" Vacform
« on: November 12, 2022, 07:41:29 AM »
To combine with Airfix C-47 kit and Turbo-Dak conversion.

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Re: LF Airmodel 1/72 C-117/"Super DC-3" Vacform
« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2022, 07:49:26 AM »
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Re: LF Airmodel 1/72 C-117/"Super DC-3" Vacform
« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2022, 11:25:43 AM »
Much thanks, I may well do that.  Tempted to buy two as the package I bought on Ebay has heritage conversions for both the Dart-Dak and the Turbo-Dak.

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Re: LF Airmodel 1/72 C-117/"Super DC-3" Vacform
« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2022, 03:23:34 AM »
Evan: Airmodel has a 15% off sale until December 22nd.

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Re: LF Airmodel 1/72 C-117/"Super DC-3" Vacform
« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2022, 01:45:53 AM »
Thanks for the "heads up".  Does anyone know of a 1/72 conversion for Basler's conversion with the extended fuselage as well as the engine changes?

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Re: LF Airmodel 1/72 C-117/"Super DC-3" Vacform
« Reply #5 on: December 03, 2022, 05:59:38 AM »
Thanks for the "heads up".  Does anyone know of a 1/72 conversion for Basler's conversion with the extended fuselage as well as the engine changes?


Alleycat has one. But and it's a big but is Alec has retired.

Update time! 15/09/2021.
I hope everyone out there has managed to stay as safe and well as possible.

After an interesting summer with various meets with orthopaedic consultants which confirmed things were worse than thought, the time has arrived for direct sales to stop.

As of now all new direct sales are closed. All pre existing back orders will continue to be fulfilled as items arrive back in stock.

All UK and Rest of the world direct sales will now be available through Models For Sale via their website going forward: www.modelsforsale.com


Original Listing: https://www.alleycatmodels.co.uk/basler-bt-67-turbo-dakota-conversion-6495-p.asp
Models for Sale (sold out): https://www.modelsforsale.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=971445&osCsid=uold2pmfjtfd8r1vpvm0qmhp50&Alley-Cat-1/72-72032C-Basler-BT-67-Turbo-Dakota-Conversion-Set-for-Airfix-kit

But here is another set by George Constanza (in stock) : https://www.aviationmegastore.com/en/modelling/basler-bt67-turbo-dc3--ken-borek-air-ltd-constanza-kits-con6072015-118615.html
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Re: LF Airmodel 1/72 C-117/"Super DC-3" Vacform
« Reply #6 on: December 03, 2022, 10:40:16 AM »
Thanks.  I bought two of the Costanza kits. Will buy the Airmodel kit(s) next week. with that paycheck.

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Re: LF Airmodel 1/72 C-117/"Super DC-3" Vacform
« Reply #7 on: December 04, 2022, 01:01:16 AM »
Thanks.  I bought two of the Costanza kits. Will buy the Airmodel kit(s) next week. with that paycheck.

A conversion I have is for a South African Turbo Dak. It has the fuselage plug too. Let me find it as it's up for sale.

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Re: LF Airmodel 1/72 C-117/"Super DC-3" Vacform
« Reply #8 on: December 04, 2022, 05:35:41 PM »
I would be interested.  *chuckle* I seem to have unexpectedly acquired a vac-form DC-2 kit, perhaps a turbo-DC-2 would be a unique whiff.  Interestingly, both the Super DC-3 and the Basler conversion add the same length to the basic DC-3 fuselage.

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Re: LF Airmodel 1/72 C-117/"Super DC-3" Vacform
« Reply #9 on: December 22, 2022, 03:38:50 PM »
I bought my copy directly from Matthias : https://www.airmodel.de/product_info.php?language=en&info=p138_douglas-c-117---r4d-8.html
I've purchasea a couple directly from him, now.  Since both the BT67 and the Super DC-3 have the same length fuselage stretch in front of the wing, I wonder ic I could use a stock DC-3/C-57 fuselage, inner wings, and the BT67 conversion along with the outer wings, MLG doors, and tail surfaces of the Super DC-3 to produce a "BT67S" that was a lot more solid plastic than vacform?